Minnesota Orchestra Hall 1974
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Client:Minnesota Orchestral Assoiation
Project Category:Concert Halls
Architect:Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates
Arch. of Record:Hammel Green & Abrahamson
Completion Year:1974
Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota
Acoustician:Cyril Harris
Building Size:90,000 s.f.
Capacity:2,450 seats
This acclaimed 2,600-seat contemporary concert hall has been the permanent home of the Minnesota Orchestra since 1974.  It hosts an active series of recitals, pop artists, and a popular series of summer "rug concerts", the latter on a temporary floor that can be installed over the orchestra seats.

Working with the architects on a 'fast track' construction schedule that allowed the building to be finished in 18 months, FDA designed concert lighting fixture layouts, house and concert lighting control systems, and light-duty rigging for non-classical concert events.  

In Spring of 2006, Fisher Dachs, Donnell Consultants, and Artec Consultants were asked by the Minnesota Orchestra to complete a programing study to look at the potential to expand the Front of House and Back of House Facilities.